Subject: Caterpillar ID
Location: Schoharie County NY
June 4, 2017 4:55 pm
I live in rural upstate NY. I’ve seen a couple of these hanging on tree bark. I initially think they are alive, but then I realize I’m looking at what seems to be an exoskeleton. Could you please ID it for me?
Signature: Dottie Mueller
This is not a Caterpillar. We believe they are the remains of dead Millipedes. It is possible that they were preyed upon by Glowworms. We do not believe they are the result of normal molting, but we would not discount that possibility.